Deep Roots - Easy Folk Songs for the Mountain Dulcimer (and Friends)

A new book of arrangements by Helen Johnson is now available. A demo CD is included. This book is intended for beginning to early intermediate players, and it should help novice dulcimer players move from just strumming to a combination of strumming and flat picking, greatly enriching their playing. The book includes arrangements of familiar folk songs sequenced according to the level of difficulty. All are in D-A-D tuning and include a strumming pattern in the tablature as well as fingering suggestions. There are also notes in the front of the book pointing out what's new in each song. The songs on the CD are in the same sequence as those in the book. This is NOT a studio-quality CD but is intended to demonstrate how a song is to be played. Each song is played through twice on the CD.

Songs include:

A Hole in the Bucket Lovely Evening
Beautiful Brown Eyes Oh, the Horse Went Around
Billy Boy Old Joe Clark
Blow the Man Down One More River
Buffalo Gals The Red River Valley
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie Rosin the Beau
Cape Cod Chanty Sacramento
Clementine Sail Away, Ladies
Cotton-Eyed Joe She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
Crawdad Song Skip to My Lou
Down in the Valley Streets of Laredo
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton Sugar Hill
Good-Bye, Old Paint Sweet Betsy of Pike
I've Been Working on the Railroad Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Li'l Liza Jane Yankee Doodle

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